Orthopaedics for Medical Students

Warrnambool Campus Orthopaedic Course
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (58 ratings)
1,730 students
Orthopaedics for Medical Students
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (58 ratings)
1,730 students
In this course you will cover the common and important orthopaedic conditions


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This case is primarily intended for Deakin University medical students doing the musculoskeletal block in Year 3 at the South West Healthcare where I work and teach, although it is not directly supported or endorsed by Deakin University.  Much of the teaching will be given as clinical and skills teaching, and the purpose of this part of the course is to provide students with the background to the important conditions that they need to know about but may not see during the rotation.  The course is open for anybody interested, but will be of most interest to medical students in their clinical years undertaking a musculoskeletal/orthopaedic attachment.

Who this course is for:
  • Clinical Years Medical Students
6 sections • 35 lectures • 11h 18m total length
  • How To Look At Xrays
  • Describing Fractures
  • Radiological Diagnosis Self Study
  • Principles of Fracture Management
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomalacia and Osteoporosis
  • Essentials of Consent
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Septic Arthritis in Children
  • Perthes' Disease
  • SUFE
  • Growth Plate Injuries
  • Management of Scaphoid Injuries
  • Hip Dislocations
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Ankle Injuries - who gets an Xray?
  • Shoulder Dislocation in the Elderly
  • Acute Knee Injuries - scenarios
  • Low Back Pain
  • Upper Limb Nerve Compression and Injury Syndromes
  • Lower Limb Nerve Compression and Injury Syndromes
  • Septic Arthritis in Adults
  • Bone Metastases
  • Bone Tumours (for medical students)
  • Hip Fractures
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Complications of Joint Replacement
  • Complications of Bed Rest
  • Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism
  • Critical Care for Interns
  • Trauma Care for Interns
  • Politics and the English Langauage, by George Orwell
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Orthopaedic Surgeon
Alasdair Sutherland
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 58 Reviews
  • 1,730 Students
  • 1 Course

I am an orthopaedic surgeon and clinical educator with Deakin University Medical School.  As a practical surgeon, I like to involve students in clinical situations, in clinics wards and operating theatre, so that they can build from and understanding of basic anatomy and physiology to a more complex understanding of musculoskeletal disease and its treatment.  Understanding and seeing is much better than rote learning!